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5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail with the Down Under Lounge

The bar: Down Under Lounge The bartender: Adam Flohr The drink: West Coast Toast; People’s Choice Award Winner of the 2017 Perfect Pour Craft Cocktail Competition benefitting the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

Photos by Christopher Tierney   The bar: Pitch Pizzeria The bartender: Jon The drink: The Glorious Pitch   1. What you need: 1.5 oz. Absolute Ruby Red vodka 1.5 oz. X Rated blood orange liqueur .75 oz. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice   2. Mix ingredients together 3. Shake well 4. […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse The bartender: Lauren The drink: Candy Cane Martini   Step 1: What you need: 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla vodka ¾ oz. Crème de Menthe Splash of Grenadine Splash of Bricco Moscato wine   Step 2: Combine first three ingredients in shaker   Step 3: Shake […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse The bartender: Ashley The drink: Pink Diamond Martini (a dollar from each one sold is given to support breast cancer research and treatment)   1. What you need: 1 oz. Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka ½ oz. Peach Schnapps 1 oz. Pineapple Juice 1 oz. Cranberry […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: Jams Old Market The Bartender: Shawn The Drink: Rob Rob   1. What you need: 1.5 oz Crater Lake Pepper Vodka .75 oz Crème de Cassis Lucien Jacob Liqueur .75 oz fresh squeezed orange juice .25 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice   2. Combine in shaker.   3. […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: Louie's Wine Dive The Bartender: Chloe The Drink: The Omaha Cocktail   Step 1: What you need: 2 oz. Bulleit Rye Frontier Whiskey .75 oz. Vanilla Bean Infused Dolin Blanc .25 oz. Maraschino Luxardo Liqueur 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters   Step 2: Combine ingredients Step 3: Stir […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse The bartender: Lauren The drink: Mahogany Chocolate Martini   1. What you need: • chilled martini glass • chocolate sauce/syrup • chocolate straw • ice • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka • 0.5 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao • 1 oz. Dark Godiva Liqueur • 2 oz. cream   […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: Railcar Modern American Kitchen The Bartender: Natalie The Drink: Pecan Smash   1. What you need:  orange wedge brandied cherries 2 oz. pecan-infused Woodford Reserve 1 oz. brown sugar simple syrup ice 2. Make pecan-infused whiskey two weeks in advance by soaking 2 cups chopped, toasted pecans, cooled […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: Blatt Beer and Table The Bartender: Ilene The drink: Twist & Stout   What you need: 2 oz. Maker’s Mark  Whiskey 5 oz. lemon juice 5 oz. honey simple syrup Ginger beer 2. Mix  all ingredients 3. Add ice 4. Top with ginger beer 5. Garnish with lemon […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: The Railcar The bartender: Joshua The drink: Prohibition Punch   Step 1: what you need 1 oz Appleton Rum 2 oz Strawberry Syrup 1 oz sparkling wine Splash of cranberry juice Squeeze of lemon Orange slice Step 2: Pour ingredients into shaker Step 3: Gently swirl Step 4: […]